In Psalm 51:6, scripture says
“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom”
In that space where God is looking for truth and desires to place his wisdom, the enemy has come up with an agenda to twist what happens there for his gain. This is the place that carries the burden of pain. The devil can work with this pain by causing humans to look at it from his evil lense. The PADRA analysis helps individuals conduct housekeeping in this zone from time to time and thereby improve their relationship with God who owns it. But why do we have to take care of this innerspace?
The body of Christ has become so religious to a point where what the mouth has gotten used to declaring is sometimes too far from the rot that the inward parts may contain. Overtime the rot eats up on the individual until there is frustration, confusion, despair or even depression. This causes conflict as an individual is unable to reconcile the reality of an unproductive life in the physical versus a supposedly productive spiritual life. Unfortunately a prosperous spirit is known by its fruit spiritually or physically (Matthew 7:15-20). Anytime the two don’t match is reason to self-introspect and deal with the inconsistencies revealed therein according to the Word of God. Notwithstanding, not all positive experiences in life are a result of spiritual prosperity in Christ. The opposite is true too e.g misfortune does not necessary mean sin/punishment as was the case of the upright man Job. Any self-introspection therefore must always be guided by the Most Holy Spirit of God through the Word of God in the name of Jesus. Unfortunately most times, christians deny the presence of inner-rot as they claim to have dealt with everything that could hinder one and have done everything humanely possible to keep their walk with Christ on track. They can even name them:-
etc etc and testify that they have dealt with them. They can name all the famous preachers and their books or even bestsellers on innerhealing, deliverance or counselling etc etc. This in its own presents the problem of infobesity and infact immaturity as the christian walk is supposed to be progressive and one never arrives.
The point here is when all the effort made on the spiritual front does not match the fruit (Galatians 5:22), there is need to go back to the drawing board. The most dangeorus place to be in is when one whose anger is flashing all over their face denies being angry. People whose unforgiveness, bitterness, arrogance or rebellion is unquestionable but they will confess that they dealt with it. This is the hidden rot in the inward parts that can cripple a person’s relationship with God while they claim to be holy and sadly these will incurr the wrath of God even as the word lays it out. Most christians have become so used to playing the Christian so much that they have lost track on being authentic followers of Christ. Christianity is reduced to working in the church or for the church as opposed to being in a pure relationship with Christ and purging the works of the flesh. Church going, praying, fasting and all the religious acts can sometimes become so routine to a point where sin itself becomes clouded in them creating a wall between the individual and God (Isaiah 59:1) and the individual never ever become aware of it. Infact sin if at all some conscience is still active can be associated with only the big deals like murder, theft, adultery etc but bad old lies, unforgiveness, pride and bitterness etc can go unnoticed even by the host to their own detriment. Some people in church can be so holy in their religious acts and yet so evil in their innerman and still have the nerve to cry ‘why me’ or ‘what have i ever done wrong’ when the rod hits their back. Unfortunately, nothing is not made manifest to God and chatisment is not spared for God’s children. God is God and his word remains. He spiritual laws stand.
In addition, as humans we were created a little lower than Angels and given the dominion mandate. Anything that threatens our ability to be in charge, disturbs our peace and brings disorder in the innerman leading to pain. If the pain is not God-ordained for his glory it certainly is engineered by evil for our distruction. Eitherway, if that pain is not dealt with God’s way, it will cause a built up of negative emotions on the inside which will inturn distort the information filters to a point where individuals decode what is happening incorrectly to their own hurt. Moreover, continuos hurt patterns put a demand on an individual to devise self-protection mechanisms as ways to cope with the challenges. When these copying mechanisms are self ordained, they defy God given intructions which then puts an individual in wrong standing with God.
The Word of God makes provision for his children on ways of dealing with unpleasantness. As it is known medically that pain left untreated has a tendency to develop into complications for a person’s overall health, so it is with innerpain. Now for pain in the innerman, conducting what i have coined the PADRA analysis offers an individual the opportunity to get back to the instruction of the word and draw from it for innerhealing. Pain that is not subjected to God’s word for treatment always results in the spirit of rejection as it means one has in fact rejected the Word of God for treatment (knowingly or unknowingly). Rejecting the word of God in one instance is rejecting God in all and therefore leads to unbelief e.g Saul (1 Samuel 8:7/ 1 Samuel 15). Besides unbelief, God gives up to sin those who are not sensitive to the instruction of the word even if it looks like a small issue (Romans 1:18-32). Again this translates to a curse as it means one has trusted themselves or the person or thing that hurt them in the place of God. Anyone or anything that is not God that is controlling the behavior of an individual is an idol. Idolatry conditions one for the wrath of God (Jeremiah 17:5). Unfortunately there is no excuse for ignorance (Hosea 4:6).
In short the problems we face in life have everything to do with our maker and his original plan for our lives. People must resist by all means the urge to compare with other Christians or even their wordly counterparts who have fruit to show in all of their ‘shortcomings’ or wickedness/unrighteouness. This is always a distraction and vision killer. One must focus on their own walk and how God is clearly choosing to lead them. Re-alignment therefore solves problems and all for his glory as he fulfills his own promises. This is what the PADRA analysis seeks to do.
Join us in the Part 2 as we define the PADRA Analysis and a step by step on how to conduct it.
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